Welcome to Hospitality Hall

Hospitality Hall

Hospitality Hall will provide the setting and the resources students need to learn the fast-paced, ever changing world of hospitality. With faculty guidance and industry partnerships, Hospitality Hall will help set a new standard of excellence in hospitality education.

A New Kind of Academic Building for a New Generation

Consistently ranked as one of the world's top hospitality programs, the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality is known for producing quality graduates who are prepared for long-term success in the global hospitality and gaming industry. A world-class program demands a world-class academic building.

Strengthening Bonds

With modern amenities and experiential learning spaces, Hospitality Hall will attract students and educators with a true passion for the hospitality industry. The building’s facilities will provide a platform to raise the bar when it comes to hospitality education as well as strengthen the relationship between the college and industry mentors, collaborators and supporters.

Location, Location, Location

Hospitality Hall is being constructed in the heart of the UNLV campus, just blocks away from the greatest hospitality laboratory in the world — the Las Vegas Strip.

Special Features

  • 93,500 square feet of learning, meeting and office space and a state-of-the-art kitchen
  • Convertible, interactive classrooms
  • A student-run café
  • Function space overlooking the Las Vegas Strip
  • A PGA Golf Management learning center
  • Common spaces for students and educators to mingle and collaborate

Building Facts

  • Groundbreaking celebration – Spring 2016
  • Anticipated completion date – Spring 2018
  • Architects – Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects
  • Construction Company – McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Donors to Date

In addition to funding allocations from the state of Nevada, Hospitality Hall has received financial support from numerous private donors, whose names, pledge amounts, and named spaces are listed below:

Founders - $2.5 Million

  • Caesars Entertainment – Lobby
  • Las Vegas Sands – Auditorium
  • Konami Gaming – Interactive Technology Lab
  • MGM Resorts International – Café and Plaza
  • Boyd Gaming Corporation – Office of Student Services
  • Red Rock Resorts Inc. – Executive Boardroom & Terrace
  • J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation – Executive Kitchen
  • Engelstad Family Foundation – Event Terrace

Leaders - $1 Million

  • Don and Dee Snyder – Learning Studio
  • Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits – Beverage Academy
  • Hainan Sunup Investment Group – International Student Success Center

Partner - $500,000

  • Ambassador Hotel Group – Classroom

Benefactor - $250,000

  • Robert L. Boughner ($300,000) – Career Services Center
  • Cynthia Kiser Murphey – Kay Kiser Conference Room
  • William Paulos – Nicholas Paulos Paver Garden